History Lessons from Three U.S. Misjudgments of the Chinese Communist Party (19)

(2) The transformation of totalitarian democracy in the CCP should not be expected

The Chinese Communist Party has a long history of unfair trade with the United States. As early as 1991, Congress asked the president to take concrete actions to counter the CCP’s theft of intellectual property and forced technology transfer during its annual review. But why didn’t those presidents do what Trump has done to counter the CCP’s trade invasion? There are many reasons for this, including the two Gulf Wars, the 9/11 attacks, and the subsequent war on terror in Afghanistan, but another important reason is the misconception of totalitarianism and authoritarianism in the United States.

The main characteristic of an authoritarian system (Authoritarian) is that the people can still enjoy considerable freedom as long as they remain politically neutral and do not pose a substantial threat to the rule of those in power. For example, during the Republican era, the people could publish newspapers and books, form associations and parties, practice their religion, engage in business, choose their career, move, and leave the country freely, and their private property was protected by law. The national government did not interfere with Education and guaranteed academic freedom. Press censorship was not strict, and people could criticize the government and leaders without fear for their personal and property safety. Even the Chinese Communist Party’s Xinhua Daily could be openly distributed in Chongqing. It is not an exaggeration to call the Republic of China during the ROC period a free China.

It is also important to note that even though the leaders of the authoritarian system had an authoritarian side, they also had a human conscience and a moral bottom line, i.e., they did and did not do something. The imposition of martial law after the Nationalist government moved to Taiwan was in fact an overkill countermeasure after the loss of the mainland, and after all, the lessons of bloodshed caused by negligence and policy loopholes against the communists cannot be ignored. However, both Chiang and his sons shared traditional Chinese values, promoted Chinese Confucianism, protected religious freedom, and upheld traditional morality, and governed the country without violating morality and morality, and their policies were designed in accordance with common sense and rationality, and they did not kill their political enemies. Chiang himself was a devout Christian, and the New Life Movement he initiated in the 1930s incorporated Confucian ethics and Christian doctrine. His land reform in Taiwan, in which the state redeemed the land of the landowners and sold it to the peasants at a low price, truly realized the right of the cultivator to own his own land. At the same Time, landowners were encouraged to use state compensation to engage in commerce and industry or to start their own businesses, laying the foundation for Taiwan’s economic take-off. In the latter part of his reign, Chiang Ching-kuo followed the world trend and public opinion by promoting political democratization, lifting martial law and opening up the party ban, showing valuable political magnanimity and ruling morality, worthy of being a great man of his generation.

In other words, authoritarian systems and democratic countries such as the United States share similar values and have the foundation and possibility of compatibility. Both the Republic of China and the Republic of Korea were resolutely Anti-Communist and naturally became allies of the United States and the free world.

Communist China and its predecessor, the Chinese Soviet Republic, as well as the Communist border areas in Yan’an, both practiced totalitarian rule. Totalitarian means extreme power. It is extreme in that it completely deprives the people of all freedom, even the freedom to remain silent politically. Through brainwashing and violence, the dictator not only wants the people to be superficially submissive, but also to enslave them to the point of inner obedience, or risk political persecution and even their lives. Dissident factions within the ruling group are also purged without mercy. As for the difference between might and totalitarianism, Mr. Chu Anping, a returnee scholar from China, made a brilliant statement decades ago before the Communist Party usurped power and stole the country (to wit): During the Republican era, democracy and freedom were still a matter of more and less, but once the Communist Party was in power, it became a matter of having and not having. Even during the period when Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang and other enlightened members of the Communist Party were in power, the degree of freedom in Communist China was vastly different from that in the Republican era.

And the CCP tyranny was again one of the most evil of totalitarian powers. Compared to the authoritarian power of the Republic, the CCP is not just a question of having democracy and freedom, but a question of the difference between the devil and human beings.

The CCP’s so-called original intention was to overthrow the existing normal social system by violence, as stated in the Communist Manifesto, and therefore it has been a cold-blooded and murderous terrorist group from the founding of the Party, as well as a rebellious and evil force. They not only want to eliminate private ownership and its so-called exploiting class, but also want to subvert traditional morality and universal values and destroy all faiths, whether indigenous Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism or foreign Christianity. To achieve this goal, it relies on the “gangster” movement to start off, recruiting and encouraging a group of rural hooligans and social dregs to rebel against the world, and on the other hand, honors the party nature over human nature, using the so-called party nature (in fact, it is the devilish, bestial and gangster nature) to suppress, strangle and destroy human nature, turning the party members into anti-human, anti-civilizational, anti-ethical, anti-moral and anti-rational The Chinese Communist Party is an anti-human, anti-civilization, anti-ethical, anti-moral and anti-rational mutant race.

Therefore, despite its human appearance, the Chinese Communist Party is the embodiment of the devil because it has already undergone a demonic transformation inside. In order to achieve their goals, the devils of the CCP can have no bottom line, have no scruples, and do whatever they can. In the generation of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, in order to raise money for the army and to replenish soldiers, the Communist bandits burned, killed and robbed in the name of “fighting the rich and sharing the land” and kidnapped and extorted money. For example, Zhu De and Chen Yi not only killed the gentry in Hunan, but also burned down the houses within five miles of the Hunan-Yue Avenue. Peng Peng, the king of the agricultural movement, turned Guangdong Haifeng into a slaughterhouse for landlords and capitalists, and even held human flesh feasts, occasionally letting his own brothers and sons eat a piece of his father’s flesh, so that his father, who was not yet dead, could watch. [50] Fang Zhimin, the political commissar of the Eleventh Red Army Corps, kidnapped the American missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. Shi Nengda, in Jingde, Anhui Province, and when they were refused to extort a huge ransom, they were beheaded, which shocked China and abroad. [51] Peng and Fang are still heroic figures celebrated by the Chinese Communist Party today.